7-Keto Formulation is a sports supplement produced in Australia by Powerzone Nutrition. The company appear to have two official websites Powerzonenutrition.com and Power-Zone.com, and are the official sponsors of Kristina Angeli (fitness model and bodybuilder) and Sarah Matoka (Ms Bikini Australia and Bikini Universe 2014).
Although the 7-Keto Formulation may be of benefit to less athletically inclined users, it is important to note it has been developed to be used in conjunction with sensible nutrition and regular training/exercise. Powerzone state the product has helped “some of the finest athletes in the industry” to attain and maintain their “super ripped shredded appearance”. It is a big boast, but with sporting professionals like Angeli and Matoka fighting their corner, it is also a boast that carries some weight.
Promised 7-Keto Formulation Benefits
The manufacturers don’t make any big claims for their product and, bearing in mind the super-hyped up nature of most competing products, such a non-hype approach is rather refreshing. But there is a flipside—Powerzone also fails to state how the product works.
Each (3 capsule) dose provides:
- 7 Keto™ (3-Acetyl-7-oxo-dehydroepiandrosterone) (100mg)
- Tyrosine Ethyl Ester (500mg)
- Inositol (500mg)
- Choline Bitartrate (500mg)
- L Methionine (500mg)
7 Keto™ (3-Acetyl-7-oxo-dehydroepiandrosterone)
7-Keto is a metabolite of the hormone DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone).
DHEA is produced in the body by the adrenal glands, but can also be manufactured from yam or soy. Its use as a supplement is reputed to provide many benefits including improved libido, more energy, and stronger muscles and bones.
7-Keto is a trademark protected version of 3-Acetyl-7-oxo-dehydroepiandrosterone or 7-oxo DHEA. It can only be used under licence from the trademark owners (Humanics Corporation) and is usually used in anti-aging formulations, but it is also believed to have potential as a weight loss supplier and can allegedly activate hormones that trigger thermogenic fat burning.
Tyrosine Ethyl Ester
L-tyrosine ethyl ester is believed to be capable of boosting energy levels and improving mental focus—two benefits that should prove very useful for anyone who is logging a lot of gym time.
Also called vitamin B-8, inositol has acquired a reputation as a weight loss provider, but scientific evidence is lacking. The body can manufacture its own inositol, but coffee, tea, and even water can cause levels to become depleted, so any product that provides a top-up is not without benefit.
Choline has proven weight loss-enhancing capabilities, which seem to be attributable to its ability to improve lipolysis and allow the body to burn fat faster than normal. In one study, researchers at Zagazig University in Egypt recruited a group of (female) marital arts practitioners and monitored the way choline supplementation affected their bodies. After the data was analysed the researchers concluded supplementation with choline could “rapidly reduce body mass without any side effects on biochemical levels or static strength.”
L-Methionine is an amino acid. It can promote faster healing of wounds, and may protect against liver damage, but is not proven to be effective as a weight loss provider.
How to Take 7-Keto Formulation
The recommended dosage is three capsules each morning, followed by a further three capsules in the afternoon and, in both cases, the capsules should be taken with water half an hour before eating a meal of commencing exercise.
The manufacturers also state the formulation should be used in conjunction with a calorie-controlled diet and exercise regimen.
No customer feedback could be found online at the time of this review.
Side Effects, Health Issues, & Supplementary Information
Neither of the manufacturer’s sites provides any information about any negative aspects that may arise from use of their product, but some independent suppliers are more forthcoming and one site provides the information from the label.
The label states the formulation is not suitable for pregnant women or anyone who is under the age of 15. The label also states 7-Keto Formulation should only be used with medical or dietetic supervision.
Purchasing Options & Considerations
7-Keto Formulation can be purchased from either of the official websites or from a number of online retailers, including Nutrition Warehouse and Mr Supplement, and is consistently expensive across all sales channels. Each bottle contains 180 capsules (30 day supply) and typically costs AUD$ 105.95 to AUD$ 129.95 when purchased from PowerzoneNutrition.com.
Customers who choose to purchase via Power-Zone.com can sometimes save a few dollars and purchase a bottle of pills for AUD$ 99.95, which seems to be the favoured price with most independent sellers.
Bearing in mind the costly nature of the product, potential customers also need to be aware 7-Keto Formulation appears to be sold without a money back guarantee.
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